The Southern Issue - Atlanta Magazine


Author Candice Dyer

  • Candice Dyer

    Editorial Contributor

    Candice Dyer's work has also appeared in Men’s Journal, Paste, Garden & Gun, Georgia Music Magazine, Georgia Trend, Brightleaf: A Journal of Southern Writing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and other publications. Her essay about the fiftieth anniversary of Waffle House was anthologized in Cornbread Nation 4: The Best of Southern Food Writing. She is the author of Street Singers, Soul Shakers, and Rebels with a Cause: Music from Macon, a look at the rollicking lives of Little Richard, Otis Redding, James Brown, the Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker, and other artists and music-makers with ties to Middle Georgia.


Q&A with Natasha Trethewey

A poet laureate on Southern identity

With Emory professor Natasha Trethewey named poet laureate of the United States, discussions of Southern identity get a higher profile. Read More

Your Southern Decoder

Explaining "bless your heart" and everything else

When Mitt Romney dropped a “bless his heart” on Barack Obama during a stump speech in Iowa, Southerners pricked up their ears like hunting dogs and commenced interpreting for anyone who might have missed the passive-aggressive implications. Read More